Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WOYWW #201 and Circle of Friends Retreat

I can't believe I missed a pivotal post such as WOYWW #200 last week!  By the time I realized what day it was it had passed by 48 hours so I just wandered around through some of the blogs saying Hi and Bye!  What's WOYWW?  Go check out Julia Dunitts blog Stamping Ground.  There is a little clicker link in the upper left side of the page!

This is my desk this week!  Not much change.  I went away for a weekend retreat with a group of scrap booking and crafty friends at a local lodge and this is what it looks like today after partially unloading the totes.  The colorful book is a journal I worked in and there is an awesome card I made using a friends stamp!

What a mess...a lot of fun was had tho!
An up close of the card.  I really love this stamp and I am going to have to look around and find one I can call my own!  Girly Steampunk.  I used Graphic 45 papers for the card!

inside of the card!
 A few pictures of the Circle of Friends Retreat!
Entrance to the lodge where we stayed Friday, Saturday and Sunday till middle of the afternoon!
The lodge from the boat dock!
a Redbud tree in bloom.  One of the first this year!
Heather taking a walk around the lake.
My daughter Heather crafting and painting.  See a couple of her beautiful paintings in the back ground!
The Circle of Friends participants out on the boat dock.
A view of the lodge and people busy inside with their craft work!

Okay I think that is enough pictures for today.  Click on them to make them bigger if you would like a close up.  I am looking forward to blog hopping today so hope to be able to get around to quite a few!  Have a great week!


  1. I love your steampunk card and what a gorgeous location for a crafty retreat xx
    Fiona #61

  2. Oooh looks like you had a lovely retreat! And your daughter does make lovely stuff - takes after her mom!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Lots of hugs,

  3. Wow, that looks a lot of fun! You haven't missed the big anniversary though, even though post 200 is pretty impressive, the 4 year anniversary special is on week 208! Have a good week. Helen, 8

  4. What a talented couple of ladies you are! Love your card and the journal page it is sitting on. You both obviously have a great love of colour - Yum! MMx #67

  5. Your steampunk card looks amazing. Fabulous location for a retreat.
    Happy Wednesday #83

  6. What talent - looks like a fab retreat. x Jo

  7. Wonderful photos of a Special time all together crafting, until I joined WOYWW I had never heard of crafty retreats. They Look such Fun x
    What a Great place to enjoy :)
    Happy WOYWW Heather #73

  8. It looks like you all had a great time at the retreat and in such a lovely setting
    Jackie 3

  9. Looks like and amazing relaxing time was had by all.I love the redbud photo ...and the card is a stunning piece of art. xx71

  10. there's always loads of look at on your desk, vickie, but i LOVE that card!! stunning!! the retreat looks just wonderful - what a beautiful place!
    happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    no. 4

  11. My favourite can't beat Graphic 45. Happy WOYWW. Pam#23

  12. Wow I want that stamp it is lovely and you have used it so well. Excellent card and it looks like you had a great weekend.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza 47

  13. Wow! Sounds like you had a really great time!!! That card is just gorgeous. I don't usually like that style, but you did a brilliant job on it!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #32

  14. Lovely colourful desk this week, great fun. Happy WOYWW

  15. Looks like fun and your card is really fancy! Good luck finding the stamp!
    See ya tomorrow night for your recipe book class!

  16. Wow looks fab, great card too and your desk looks fun and full too! Take care & enjoy your week. Zo xx 88

  17. I missed last week too. My work schedule has been different last week and this week too. I love your journal page, all those bright pretty colors. And the card looks great too. Looks like you had a fun time at your retreat. Stay safe in OK now with the spring/summer weather!
    Brigita #138

  18. Oh that looks so much fun at your retreat - I am very jealous - were there only pictures of everyone else - what about one of you crafting !! Thanks for showing us the redbud tree - there is a song on Mark Knofler's new album (DH & I are big fans) called the redbud tree - but we had no idea there really WAS a tree called that ! We don't have them over here - it looks beautiful ! Have a fun week - and hope you find that stamp its great ! Ali #15

  19. Hi vicky
    Wow your retreat looks like a lot of fun and very productive. I can see why you like that stamp.... if you find out who made it please let me know... I love love love it.... and what you did with it.
    have a great week
    janet #25

  20. Looks like you had a lovely time and great fun and that card!!! its amazing! love it!!! supper stamp! Have a great crafty Week!! HaPPy WoYwW!

    ((Lyn)) #24

  21. Look as though you had fun! Love that boot! Chris122

  22. Great work and fab photos! I have now had a glass of wine and I am still trying to visit everyone so my message may be incoherent lol! jenx 129

  23. Hi Vickie,

    Oh - I can see why you love the card!!! Love the papers you've chosen to use.

    The retreat looks like it was a blast. Love your daughter's paintings. Did you all get the black and white totes or is that yours next to hers?

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (12)

  24. The retreat looks amazing! love that card too!

  25. What a super looking place for your retreat, don't even know the tree but nice to see some blossom. Steampunk girl card is epic. Thanks for visiting me this week BJ#20

  26. It looks like so much fun! Your daughter is very pretty and a lovely artist...those paintings behind her are great!

  27. Oh Vickie - the meet looks fabulous - we are having one from our club in June - so looking forward to it. Guess what, you have just reminded me I have that shoe - bought it in January from my trip in America. Hope I can do it justice - yours is awesome.
    As for not knowing what I meant about being a mess in my room, look and see if you can find anywhere I can stamp. I don't have much surface to begin with as it is all taken up with storage boxes but at the moment (yes, it's still the same) but what I had (where the green mat is) is full of stuff now,
    I know I will tidy it but then muck it up again! Such is crafting. I have way too much stuff.
    Hugs, Neet 16 xx

  28. Looks like it was a great retreat - so much fun to craft with friends. Love the card!

    Mary Anne (10)

  29. Awesome pictures from your retreat! Looks like you all had a fabulous time. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #127 xx

  30. Thanks for sharing your retreat! Love love the shoe! Really cool card! Happy WOYWW! Nan #9

  31. Hey Vickie- Seems you had a good excuse to miss last week, but you were missed! What fun to go on a crafting retreat...and you have green leaves - AND flowering trees. Sigh. They are lovely. And so is the girly steampunk card. Just love that description. Great use of the Graphic 45 paper!! Just love the card. Have a great week.
    Sara j #41

  32. G'day Vickie
    I've resigned myself to the fact that I shall ever be running late to get to others blogs due to my work but here I am. I sssooo love that steam punk girly shoe!! I think I shall have to hunt that one down too. Your desk is full of colour and your journal looks inviting and bright as well. What a gorgeous place for a retreat and it looks like you all had fun.
    Annette In Oz #109


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